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Climate Action Adaptation Plan

Santa Monica Addresses Climate Crisis

Building on early successes, Council adopted the Climate Action & Adaptation Plan on May 28th, setting a goal to achieve an 80% reduction (below 1990 levels) in community carbon emissions by 2030.

View current draft plan (11mb)pdf

The Climate Action section focuses on eight objectives in three sectors:
  • Zero Net Carbon Buildings
  • Zero Waste
  • Sustainable Mobility
The Climate Adaptation section focuses on community resilience to climate change through four sectors:
  • Climate Ready Community
  • Water Self-Sufficiency
  • Coastal Flooding Preparedness
  • Low Carbon Food & Ecosystems
Council directed staff to modify the plan to include additional measures and information. A final draft will be released shortly. 
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Dune Project

Santa Monica is piloting a restoration project with the Bay Foundation - a project that promises to enhance our coastline and visitor experience, while replacing vital habitat for threatened shorebirds and creating a buffer against the effects of sea level rise.  Learn more about the Santa Monica Beach Restoration Pilot Project.

A Virtual Reality Tool to Educate and Engage the
Community on Climate Change and Sea Level Rise

The Owl User Survey Final Report

Web Version 



Climate Final Report   The 15x15 Climate Action Plan, published in February 2013, was developed to meet the City’s target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 15% below 1990 levels by the end of 2015.

It is a short-term, action-oriented plan identifying fifteen measures that, when completed, will achieve our community greenhouse gas emission reduction goal.

15x15 Climate Action Plan (6MB) pdf
View Final Report 


Climate Infographics

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Global Warming Has Local Impacts

C-CHANGE.LA provides information on climate change in the Los Angeles region.

C-CHANGE.LA is hosted by the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability, composed of leading municipal governments, agencies, universities and organizations.

Last updated: Wednesday, 07/10/2019


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